Techmeme
April 5, 2016, 9:40 PM

Top News

Cade Metz / Wired:
WhatsApp says it has enabled end-to-end encryption for all forms of communication on its service, which now has over a billion users, by default  —  Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People  —  For most of the past six weeks …
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
Twitter acquires rights to stream NFL's Thursday night games, beating Amazon and Verizon, in an effort to attract mainstream users  —  Twitter Wins NFL Deal to Stream Thursday Night Games  —  Twitter Inc. won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter paid less than $10M for the 10 NFL games, while rival bids were higher than $15M; users can watch for free without signing-in  —  Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal  —  Surprise finish to the fight for NFL streaming rights: They're going to Twitter.
Medium / The Story:
Medium launches Medium for Publishers, a suite of branding and customization tools, over a dozen websites migrate over, including The Awl  —  Making Medium More Powerful for Publishers  —  At Medium, we're building out a new corner of the Internet specifically designed for people and publishers …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Source: new higher-end Kindle to come with a rechargeable case for extended battery life, and a solar-powered case is in development  —  Amazon to Release New Kindle With Rechargeable Protective Case  —  Solar-charged Kindle case also being developed  —  Amazon.com Inc. is betting …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Starz launches standalone streaming service with apps for Android and iOS at $9/month, less than Showtime's $11/month offering  —  With a Stand-Alone App, Starz Looks Beyond the Cable Bundle  —  The hot and crowded market of subscription streaming services will get yet another entrant …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony's next PS4 update arrives tomorrow with game streaming for PC and Macs  —  Sony's next major update to the PlayStation 4 debuts tomorrow.  It includes a number of new features, but the most important addition is Remote Play for PCs and Macs.  New Remote Play apps for Windows and Mac …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
HTC Vive review: great innovative ideas, customizable UI, and solid construction, but glitchy and too expensive at $800  —  HTC Vive review  —  One month ago, I tested a virtual reality headset called the HTC Vive Pre.  The Pre was a development kit created by gaming behemoth Valve …
Jim McGregor / Forbes:
NVIDIA announces new Tesla P100 GPU with 15B+ transistors, 16GB of High-Bandwidth Memory for deep learning, manufactured using latest 16nm FinFET process  —  NVIDIA Reinvents The GPU For Artificial Intelligence (AI)  —  At a time when PCs have become rather boring and the market has stagnated …
The Charlotte Observer:
PayPal drops plan to build $3.6M, 400-worker facility in Charlotte, NC, over recent discriminatory LGBT law  —  PayPal withdraws plans for Charlotte expansion over HB2  —  The technology company opposes North Carolina's new LGBT law  —  The company had announced plans to build …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Zoho Assist teams up with Spiceworks to provide a free remote support tool for IT Pros!  —  Zoho Assist, a remote support and remote access offering from Zoho, has joined hands with Spiceworks, the world's largest community of IT pros.
Worldpay:
Join us on Nov 8th in Burlingame, CA  —  We're leading a panel on the future of web payments with guests Alipay, Samsung Pay and Amex.  Register here.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:40 PM ET, April 5, 2016.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Casey Newton / The Verge: